Several delegations meet Guv

LEH: Governor Satya Pal Malik, who is on a three-day tour to Ladakh met with several delegations in Leh on Friday.

A delegation of Councillors of LAHDC, Leh, lead jointly by Gyal P Wangyal Dy Chairman LAHDC and Chering Dorjey, MLC, presented a memorandum to Governor.

The delegation demanded expediting the process of release of pending wages and regularisation of daily rated workers and casual labours of PWD circle, Leh; raised the long pending demand for grant of Special Duty Allowance (SDA) of 10% in favour of state government employees serving in the most difficult and inhospitable environment of Ladakh region and also for restoration of reservation in promotion to SC/ST government employees; sanctioning of directorates and positioning of staff in Ladakh Division; creation of separate hydraulic PWD circle for Leh; sanctioning of three more hydraulic special sub divisions for Leh; 10% hike in CAPEX budget in favour of Leh; expedite functioning of already sanctioned Nubra Development Authority; immediate functioning of Ladakh University and Degree College, Khaltsi; and permanent restoration of flood damaged infrastructure.

A student delegation represented by president of Ladakhi students’ unions in Delhi, Jammu, Chandigarh and EJM College Leh demanded timely examination and result declaration of colleges in Leh; conduct of LAHDC election in summer months so that they can use their right to vote; requested for a full fledged University in Ladakh with professional courses and other facilities; establishing centres for competitive exams mainly for UPSC examinations in Ladakh; deputing nodal officers for local students outside Ladakh; regulating air fares etc.

The delegation of All Ladakh Tour Operator Association demanded its participation in international trade fairs; allow night stay at newly opened trekking routes, open new peaks in restricted areas for trekking and climbing. The hoteliers requested for relaxation in GST and inner line permit.

Delegations of Ladakh Buddhist Association, Ladakh Gonpa Association, Anjuman Immamia and Anjuman Moin-ul Islam presented memorandums to Governor requesting him for redressal of their problems and demands.

A delegation representing Changthang region also submitted a memorandum demanding separate district for Changthang.

A delegation of State Government Employees Association Ladakh presented its long pending demand for sanctioning 10% SDA and reservation in promotion to SC/ST government employees.

Governor assured all the delegations that he will look into the matters at the earliest.